Tag Archives: Laiya

Palm Beach Resort (San Juan, Batangas)

The drive is long. The road from Manila to San Juan, Batangas, through the SLEX and Star Tollway, may be smooth, thankfully, but it’s still a long drive. And it’s not surprising to doubt if, at the final stretch through that quiet cemetery, the narrow and unpaved road leads anywhere good. But there it waits, that oasis of serenity called Palm Beach Resort. Continue reading Palm Beach Resort (San Juan, Batangas)

Beach Life in Palm Beach Resort (Laiya, Batangas)

The name of the resort, Palm Beach Resort, tells us that this place should have a nice beach and there should be a lot of palm trees. Found in Laiya (San Juan, Batangas), this resort — with the help of the low tide — revealed something else. Totally unexpected. And puzzling. Allow us to tell you why the title of this post is “beach life.” Continue reading Beach Life in Palm Beach Resort (Laiya, Batangas)

Balai sa San Juan Resort in Laiya, Batangas

Before reaching the main cluster of beach resorts along Laiya in San Juan, Batangas, a strategically placed arrow points to where Balai San Juan Resort is supposed to be. Hundreds of meters from the main road, through unpaved, tight twists and turns, lies a resort that appeals to those who prefer rugged nature and black sand. Continue reading Balai sa San Juan Resort in Laiya, Batangas

Laiya Coco Grove (San Juan, Batangas)

Summer. The most wonderful time of the year, for some. It’s also the time when El Nino throws an extra punch. Low in water, which in turn means less electricity supply and more blackouts. The heat . . . well, could you say more except people are dying from heat stroke? We need an antidote to the heat, and while at it, have fun, too. Continue reading Laiya Coco Grove (San Juan, Batangas)

Summer Getaway at Laiya, Batangas

Have a confirmed reservation. I know this much and my wife made it a point to remind me every hour or so before we headed towards Laiya, Batangas. We haven’t taken a break for some time now and my sense of adventure made my whole body itch. Just go, I thought. And so we embarked on a journey of discovery one sunny, warm (or really hot?) Saturday. Continue reading Summer Getaway at Laiya, Batangas